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Title
Bechet souvenirs
Performer
Sidney Bechet 1897-1959 (saxofoon;klarinet) Claude Luter Andrew Reweliotty
Publisher
Vogue, 2017
1 cd
Playing time
01:15:12
EAN
0889854079420
CDR
JCX2302
Placing suggestion
73 - Jazz (NBLC) J1 - Jazz (Flemish music schema)

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About Sidney Bechet

Sidney Joseph Bechet (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, beating trumpeter Louis Armstrong to the recording studio by several months. His erratic temperament hampered his career, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim.

Biography

Bechet was born in New Orleans in 1897 to a middle-class Creole of color family. His older brother, Leonard Victor Bechet, was a full-time dentist and a part-time trombonist and bandleader. Bechet learned several musical instruments that were kept around the house, mostly by teaching himself; he decided to specialize in the clarinet (which he played almost exclusively until about 1919). At the age of six, he started playing with his brother's band at a family birthday party, debuting his talents to acclaim. Later in his youth, Bechet studied with Lorenzo Tio, "Big Eye" Louis Nelson …Read more on Wikipedia

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